My time spent in the Ozarks over the weekend went way too fast and was way too much fun. I've got a ton of great photos to share but before I post the fun photos I've got some not-so-fun photos I'd like to post first.
Chris and I left the Ozarks yesterday and headed to Nebraska where we'll be spending the week to celebrate the 4th of July. As some of you may know, Nebraska has been getting hit pretty hard with tornados this summer. In fact as I write this at this very moment the sky is an eery black/green color and the National Weather Channel keeps beeping at me telling me to take cover. Poor Harlow won't let me stand up because he refuses to leave my lap.
But anyway, about ten miles outside of the town where I grew up is a town called Pilger. Two weeks ago Pilger was hit by two tornados that absolutely tore the town apart. Here's a photo storm chasers caught of the two twisters.
I'd seen photos of the destruction in Pilger, but as Chris and I drove by the town and saw it person it was even worse than I had expected. There were huge holes in the ground where only the bottom of a basement remained. Cars were flipped on their backs and some were just completely torn in half. But the hardest thing to see was families still searching through the mess looking for pieces of their lives.
It's just sad to see a little town like Pilger taken out so quickly. In just a matter of minutes so many peoples lives were completely flipped upside down.
But luckily the people of Nebraska are resilient, they'll rebuild.
If you'd like to help you can do so by clicking here. There's also a song called "We're Gonna Build Us A New Town" you can listen to here. CDs are being sold for the relief effort. You can also check out County Road Music for more information. Every little bit helps.
I know this is kind of a downer post for a Monday, but when something like this hits so close to home, it just wouldn't feel right for me not to post about it.